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Expansion of Casino Gambling Draws Dire Warnings, Praise

February 24, 2015 |

By Scott Powers, Orlando Sentinel If Florida increases its bet on gambling, the wager will ride on whether new casinos could become economic engines as in Baltimore, or economic vacuums as in Atlantic City. That was the central argument in a debate over gambling during a Florida Forward forum sponsored in downtown Orlando on Tuesday […]

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Home Repair Insurance Claim Fraud Hammering Florida

January 23, 2015 | |

BY DAVID SANTIAGO Imagine this: You wake up to find your kitchen flooded from a broken pipe. You frantically call a water extractor who arrives and says, “Don’t worry. Just sign these forms and we’ll handle everything.” The truth is, you’ve just signed away control of your insurance claim and may have permitted unscrupulous third […]

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Bill Johnson Takes Over as CEO of Enterprise Florida

January 23, 2015 | |

By: Kevin Derby Bill Johnson, well-known throughout the Sunshine State for his leadership of Miami’s port, was chosen on Thursday to replace outgoing state Commerce Secretary Gray Swoope as CEO of Enterprise Florida, the public-private partnership focused on expanding economic development. After leaving PortMiami, Johnson took over as director of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer […]

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Will Weatherford Shows No Signs of Going Away

January 23, 2015 | |

By: Jeff Henderson Even though he is now out of office, Will Weatherford showed this week that he has no intention of heading toward the sidelines. Only 35, Weatherford just finished eight years in the Florida House including spending 2013 and 2014 as speaker. It’s no secret that Weatherford has ambitions for even higher office […]

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Introduces Curious World, a New Digital Learning Destination for Preschoolers and Their Families

November 05, 2014 | |

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the launch of Curious World, the newest addition to its dedicated suite of programs for early learners, teachers and families, which includes core curriculum, comprehensive assessment tools, and online learning for school and the home. Created by HMH’s early learning experts, Curious World is designed […]

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WATCH: PNC’s Grow Up Great event aims to set Guinness World Record with world’s largest vocabulary lesson

October 31, 2014 | |

Preschoolers from around Fort Wayne aimed to set a Guinness World Record title Thursday morning to focus attention on the importance of vocabulary. The record-breaking goal was to host the world’s largest vocabulary lesson featuring a reading of “Mr. Tiger Goes Wild,” a book by Caldecott Honoree Peter Brown. The Fort Wayne children were 4,000 […]

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UF receives $1 million to boost skills of Florida’s early learning educators

October 30, 2014 | |

GINESVILLE, Fla. — The Jim Moran Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to the University of Florida College of Education to provide access to the latest teaching tools for the state’s 55,000 early learning educators. The funding will boost the college’s transformational Early Learning Florida program, a first-of-its-kind online professional development system. “We’re thrilled […]

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